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Open-source Data Science Toolkit

Pete Warden does the data community a solid and wraps up a collection of open-source tools in the Data Science Toolkit to parse, geocode, and…

Code to make your own movie barcodes available

You know those compressed movie barcodes that we saw last week? Here's a Python script by BenoĆ®t Romito to make your own. Run a .avi…

WeatherSpark for more graphs about the weather than you will ever need

You know Matthew Ericson's simple weather mashup? It shows only what you need to know for the day. WeatherSpark is the the opposite of that.…

Data-Driven Documents for visualization in the browser

As we know, browsers keep getting better, and it grows easier every day to visualize data native in the browser, when you used to have…

RStudio: a new IDE for R that makes coding easier

I tweeted this out earlier, but people are really excited about RStudio, an integrated development environment (IDE) that has the potential to make R coding…

Every baseball game and play since 1951 on your iPad

If you love baseball and have an iPad, you need Pennant, a project by Steve Varga. The app lets you explore every game and play…

Google opens up Public Data Explorer to your data

With Google's recent data-related offerings, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that they've opened up their Public Data Explorer so that you can…

Find more of the data you need with DataMarket

Add another online destination to find the data that you need. DataMarket launched back in May with Icelandic data, but just a few days ago…

This Tract provides a view of Census data on your block

This Tract, by Michal Migurski of Stamen, with some help from Craig Mod, lets you view details of your block by way of Census data.…

Search how phrases have been used via Google Ngram Viewer

Language changes. Culture changes. And we can see some of these changes via what authors write about in books over the years. Google's Book Ngram…

Advanced visualization without programming – Impure

Programming can be tough in the beginning, which can make advanced visualization beyond the Excel spreadsheet hard to come by. Bestiario tries to make it…

R is the need-to-know stat software

This Forbes post on the greatness that is R is being passed around by every statistician and his mother today. It's not that this type…

Format and clean your data with Google Refine

When we first learn how to deal with data in school, it's nicely formatted and fits perfectly into a rectangular spreadsheet. Then when we start…

Find the names in your data with Mr. People

Inspired by Shan Carter's simple data converter, appropriately named Mr. Data Converter, Matthew Ericson just put Mr. People online. The tool lets you paste a…

Why everyone should learn programming

Daniel Shiffman, assistant professor at the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program, talks programming, computation, data, and why everyone should learn programming in this interview by Mark…

How people in your area spend money

The personal finance site Mint aggregates spending data from four million users. At the individual level, Mint is useful in that it brings all of…

Find your flight via visual interface

Booking flights became so much easier when it all shifted online, but it hasn't changed in years. You put in your preferred dates and times…

How K-12 schools in your area measure up

In collaboration with NBC News and The Gates Foundation, Ben Fry-headed Fathom Design shows you how K-12 schools measure up in your area. If you're…

The state of mapping APIs

O'Reilly Radar surveys the state of mapping APIs from old sources (like Google) and new ones (like CloudMade). Spoiler alert: there's a lot of opportunity…

Graph and explore your Gmail inbox

Your email says a lot about who you are, who you interact with, and what you're up to at any given time. Maybe it's receipts…

Simple data converter from Excel

If you've ever created an interactive graphic or anything else that requires that you feed in data, you will love this barebones data conversion tool…

Design advanced online and interactive maps with Polymaps

In a collaboration between SimpleGeo, who makes location data easier to access, and Stamen, who does all kinds of wonderful with maps, announced Polymaps today.…
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